Category Archives: Fly Fishing Gear Review

Tackle Notes from Farquhar Seychelles

The Seychelles will test the limits of your gear. Every aspect of your tackle, from the type of backing you use, the knots you tie and even the gloves you wear, chasing big fish in the far reaches of the … Continue reading

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Ahrex Flexistripper Stripping Basket Review

The more time I spent fishing the surf, the more I came to realize that purchasing a stripping basket would make line management much easier. The Ahrex Flexistripper is a lightweight, compact take on the classic, more robust stripping basket. … Continue reading

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Patagonia Forra Wading Boot Review

Patagonia’s new Forra Wading Boot offers a lightweight, aggressive looking, and competitive wading boot in terms of its construction. Made by Fitwells in Italy, they feature a sticky Vibram sole which is great for hiking and wading. Both boots weigh … Continue reading

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Patagonia Swiftcurrent Ultralight Wader Review

Patagonia’s Swiftcurrent Ultralight Wader is their answer to a travel-friendly, super-light pair of waders. The Ultralight wader was added to their “Swiftcurrent” line of waders and is the lightest and least expensive pair priced at $499. They fit true to … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Insider Podcast – McKenzie River Fly Fishing Insights

The first 25 min or so of this podcast is shop and gear talk, then Chris and Christian get into specifics on fly fishing the McKenzie River. Check it out using the links below. For Apple Podcast click:.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mckenzie-river-and-modern-fly-lines-chris-daughters/id1454468777?i=1000613191413 For Spotify … Continue reading

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Review of Freshwater Monic Fly Lines

We are proud to announce we are now a carrier of Monic Fly Lines. Monic is based out of Boulder, Colorado, and has been around since the early 90’s. They are responsible for introducing clear tipped lines to the market, … Continue reading

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Fulling Mill Product Review – 2023

We are proud to announce we are now a dealer of Fulling Mill. They are a UK based company that started its roots in fly fishing in the 1930’s. Fulling Mill’s long history of fly fishing is reflected in their … Continue reading

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Guides Choice Hare’s Ear Fly Tying Video

In this video Simon Stephen demonstrates how to utilize the Hareline Zirconia dubbing rake to create easy to dub great looking fly bodies. The Guides Choice Hare’s Ear is an excellent high water nymph to use in spring. Guides Choice … Continue reading

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New Slew of Used Gear Videos

We have added a bunch of new clips of used gear available now at Caddisflyshop.com and on our store floor. Check them all out here: Used Fly Gear

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Awesome mix of goods this season – filled with things you don’t need, things you want and things you should have. That about sums up your fly fishing arsenal, right? One item we’re particularly excited about is the new Patagonia … Continue reading

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Oregon Fall Steelhead 2022: New Lines and Best Flies

Cooler evenings and mornings have our thoughts focused on fall and steelhead. While we’re still below ten-year return averages in most of the rivers here in Oregon, we’re glad to see things bouncing back the way they are. It will … Continue reading

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Fly Organization August 2022

Fly organization is a challenge. Storage solutions and organizational strategies must be considered, and then there is the time it takes. This past Sunday I went for it. Twenty five plus years of collecting saltwater flies, putting them in a … Continue reading

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Outcast Float Tubes, Frameless and Rafts Available July 2022

It’s been a rough one in terms of supply chain for many vendors in the fly fishing industry. Outcast/Aire has experienced shortages and bottlenecks about as bad as any. It’s been 18 months or so since stock levels approached normal … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 19th) and to help celebrate, Caddis Fly Shop has put together two gift packs and a few other suggestions. Both of the gift packs are currently the best deals we have in … Continue reading

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Stonefly Season is Coming – Stonefly Patterns for 2022

April to early July adult stoneflies tend to be more available to trout than any other time of year. These big bugs offer a tremendous post spawn meal that trout count on to get back into shape and survive the … Continue reading

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